Young people are the the most open. Prejudices have not been ingrained yet. They are open to questioning and when being transgender is presented, natural curiosity occurs as in this video. Bless the young!
A New York doll company has unveiled a transgender doll, the first of its kind, modeled after advocate Jazz Jennings. We are fortunate to have such a positive teen role model. Jennings, 16, has identified as female since she was a toddler. She celebrated the creation of the doll before Tonner Doll Company unveiled a prototype last week at the Toy Fair in New York City.
What she said at the unveiling:
I hope that it can place transgender people in a positive light by showing that we are just like all other people,” Jennings wrote in an Instagram post on Feb. 10. “For those asking: the doll is considered to be the first ‘transgender’ doll because it’s based on an individual who is trans. Of course it is still just a regular girl doll because that’s exactly what I am: a regular girl!
The Jennings-inspired doll — which arrives as more toy makers are moving to embrace gender inclusivity — will be rolled out in a limited-edition run this spring or summer, the New York Times reported. Different versions are expected to cost between $89.99 and $100.
To match the outfit that Jazz Jennings wears on the cover of her second book, the doll will be wearing a pink top and jean shorts. Credit Tonner Doll Company Inc.